The Hertog War Studies Program

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The Hertog War Studies Program is an intensive two-week program run by the Institute for the Study of War in […]

The Hertog War Studies Program is an intensive two-week program run by the Institute for the Study of War in Washington DC. The program aims to educate advanced undergraduate students about the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces. The deadline is on February 11, 2019.

Over the course of two weeks, students will learn from and interact with distinguished senior leaders in the national security and military communities. Students will gain a deeper understanding of specific topics in military history and their intersection with modern warfare and policy. Opportunities to learn about military history in a hands-on environment include participating in a battlefield staff-ride to Gettysburg to explore the relationships between terrain, timing, and decision-making in war.

All students will receive a stipend of $1,500 in addition to housing, meals, and subsidized transportation to and within Washington, DC.

A key part of your application is a form that captures information about you and your educational/professional background.

To complete your application, you will need to submit the following documents (PDF preferred, .doc also accepted) :

  • CV or résumé
  • Unofficial academic transcript from all colleges or universities that you have attended.
  • Personal Statement: Describe your background, your intellectual interests, and your future ambitions as they relate to your preferred program(s). (1,000 words or less)
  • An academic writing sample (20 pages maximum, double-spaced)

Please name these files using your last name and the type of document (e.g., Aristotle_resume.pdf or Aristotle_stmt.pdf).

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